About the Author


When Jyoti dropped out of school at the age of 15 to become a full-time writer, teachers couldn’t imagine they’d be inviting him back three years later to speak as a bestselling author.

Writing together with his twin brother, Jyoti published a fantasy trilogy that sold over 100,000 copies in four languages.
Schweizer Illustrierte magazine counted him among the “100 Most Important Swiss” and the County of Los Angeles awarded him a Scroll of Honour for Special Services to the County for philanthropy, literary achievement, and inspiring other young people.
Jyoti has been a Writer in Residence at various places, such as Palomar5, a Telekom-sponsored innovation incubator in Berlin, Germany; at St Stephen's College of Delhi University, India; of the City of Stein am Rhein, Switzerland; and as the first Novelist-in-Residence at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy, a UN partner organisation.
He has lectured on four continents.
Photo by Andrea Kamm

Who is Jyoti Guptara?

"An intimidating talent" - BBC World TV
"Amazing" - FOX News
"Some punk who stole my seat" - commuter